Baptist Healthcare System earns URAC accreditation in Specialty Pharmacy

Baptist Health. January 30, 2023

The designation demonstrates the highest level of commitment to quality healthcare

Lexington, KY – Baptist Health System, Inc. is proud to announce that it has earned full URAC accreditation in Specialty Pharmacy for the Baptist Health Lexington Community Pharmacy location. URAC is the independent leader in promoting healthcare quality by setting high standards for clinical practice, consumer protections, performance measurement, operations infrastructure and risk management. By achieving this status, Baptist Health Lexington Community Pharmacy demonstrates commitment to quality care, enhanced processes, patient safety and improved outcomes.

This accreditation in Specialty Pharmacy signifies: 

  • Top-notch pharmacist clinical expertise and accessibility 
  • High quality care with a focus on positive health outcomes, including improved medication adherence and disease management
  • Outstanding level of service with quick prescription turnaround times
  • Excellence in prescription medication filling and shipping processes 
  • Clear processes to ensure safe and appropriate medication use 
  • Excellent marks for patient and provider satisfaction

“We are extremely proud of this achievement and the exceptional level of care our pharmacy teams are providing to our patients,” said Leslie Hurst, Baptist Health system director of Ambulatory & Specialty Pharmacy. “This designation reflects Baptist Health’s commitment to excellence and provides a valuable contribution towards our continued acceleration as an organization.”


“Pharmacies and related pharmaceutical services play a critical role in the healthcare delivery system now more than ever. Given the complicated nature of chronic disease, pharmacies like Baptist Health Lexington do much more than simply fill a prescription. As trusted experts at the frontline of care delivery, they often provide targeted patient support and education to ensure proper medication management,” said URAC President and CEO, Shawn Griffin, MD. “By achieving URAC accreditation, Baptist Health Lexington demonstrates excellence in quality care delivery and their long-term commitment to ensuring patient safety and improving outcomes.”


More information about the Baptist Health Lexington Pharmacy is available at


About URAC

Founded in 1990 as a non-profit organization, URAC is the independent leader in promoting health care quality and patient safety through renowned accreditation programs. URAC develops its evidence-based standards in collaboration with a wide array of stakeholders and industry experts.


The company’s portfolio of accreditation and certification programs span the health care industry, addressing health care management and operations, pharmacies, telehealth, health plans, medical practices and more. URAC accreditation is a symbol of excellence for organizations to showcase their validated commitment to quality and accountability.